In a fantasy journey back to Monterey, I imagine that the Scotch author was inspired to write his adventure tale, The Treasure Island. So much of the scenery from the time Stevenson spent there seem to be intact today and could easily make a background for the beloved story. A poster close to the place he stayed for four months […]
I recommend a free museum and areas open all year round outside, showing the testimonies of the Danish Viking kings from more than thousands of years ago. My husband Henry has an in-depth story about the site. After a long cold spring, we finally had a warm day with a clear blue sky. People gathered for lunch, ice cream or […]
In the corner of Bispebjerg cemetery in Copenhagen, you can find different categories of war victims. At one spot lies the remains of German fugitives and executed German soldiers who deserted the war while in Denmark. Then you have several Danish resistance fighters slain by the occupiers or dead in the concentration camps. At their side are Danish Police officers […]
Your inner compass or conscience tells you if you would risk your life for others or not
Even if we fail or perish, our efforts must lead to some result. When so many seeds are sown, some plants must come up. Posterity will blame those who remain idle in a time like this. I do not wish to incur in that blame.
A memory of my father's life growing up in the Great Depression and WWII.
A mixture of new and old photos of the same locations in Copenhagen.
I knew the name of this Baptist church but never realized until recently that my great grandparents on my father’s side grew up in that church’s fellowship. When you dig into your family history and visit the places, they lived their lives become alive. Walking in their footsteps, we met the young pastor at the church. He let us […]
A hundred years ago, the Spanish Flu ran wild all over the world. WWI meant restrictions on free speech, and as Spain was not involved in the war and wrote about it, the disease was named “the Spanish Flu.” Young people and children died in a few days from this horrible infection. Parents lost children, and children lost their parents […]
On our trips around in Denmark, my husband and I always try to include a memorial for something historical in that same area. This time, a few weeks ago, it meant many extra kilometers as we primarily wanted to see the North Sea in high autumn sunshine. The War Memorial at the crash site in South West Jutland This memorial […]
When I visit my friend who allowed me to take pictures of her displays of toys and things from the old days, I always see something new